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Infected with Virus / Hijack / Trojan

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#1 rayofsting


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 03:23 AM



Two days ago I downloaded a movie file which wanted me to install a codec to play it.

I knew this was suspicious but I am running Sunbelt Viper which usually nuts out these kinds of problems so I continued with the installation.

Half way through it said there was an error and the install stopped.


I now have multiple processes opening for chrome and internet explorer, each chewing up a huge amount of memory.


I did a Viper scan and removed a few items.

I also did a scan with Malware Bytes and was again able to remove a few things apart from:

Files: 3
Hijack.Host, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, Good: (), Bad: ( www.google-analytics.com.), Removal Failed,[fb0bca20e794ec4a51e146dc7a8b639d]
Hijack.Host, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, Good: (), Bad: ( google-analytics.com.), Removal Failed,[d630f7f3e398d363cf63c85a17ee04fc]
Hijack.Host, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, Good: (), Bad: ( connect.facebook.net.), Removal Failed,[fa0c52988fecd85ea989da48e2231ce4]
I did a system restore to a few days before i downloaded the file but it made no difference.
I have tried deleting the IE folder manually. I can delete all the files except the ones in Connection Wizard which respawn automatically as well as 3 in the IE root folder called; hmmapi.dll, iedw.exe and iexplore.exe.
While I have had no ads on my browsers, I have been getting them in Steam (gaming program) maybe due to the absence of adblock.
Offline everything runs a lot smoother but as soon as i connect to the internet the processes begin and I start to get a lot more lag, even since starting this thread my amount of lag has gone through the roof. 
I attempted to remove some programs I wasnt sure about from the msconfig startup list but again had no luck.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

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